Las Vegas Legal Relocation of Children Attorneys
If you or anyone you know in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, or Primm or Mesquite—needs help because you or a co-parent are relocating with a child to another county or state or even a foreign country, you need the best legal help you can get to make sure your rights as a co-parent are protected.
You need a Family Law Attorney. Call Douglas Crawford Law today!
The state of Nevada seeks to maintain strong families and strong connection between parents and children, even if the union of the parents did not work out. The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) has a subsection dedicated to Relocation issues, NRS 125C.007. In most cases the process of relocation proceeds smoothly. I can ease you through what needs to be done. If things take a turn for the worse, though they rarely do, I can help you defend your rights, as well.
The process begins with the petitioning parent asking the court to relocate. The petition must state that there is a solid reason for relocation, that it not be intended to deprive the other parent of his or her rights to time with the child, that the move serves the best interests of the child, and that the child will benefit in some way from relocation. Common reasons for moves like this are a new and better job for one of the parents, an opportunity for government service in another state or country, or the chance for educational betterment for the child or children in question. We must always take the best interests of the child as the first priority, and considering the educational and career future of the minor(s) in question is a valid concern.
If you have been having issues with your former partner, from simple things like a denied visit or two to more serious concerns like parental alienation, we can take those issues into account when we plead your case.
If the parent who wishes to relocate demonstrates compelling reasons to the court that the move is viable and in the child’s best interests, the court will consider other concerns before issuing a final decision, one of the most important being the ability of the other parent to maintain a meaningful visitation schedule with the relocating child. So long as parents do not give up visitation rights, both must have as much time with the child as legally permissible. I will work within the confines of the law to make sure whether you are the parent relocating or the one being left behind, your connection with what is hopefully the most important part of your life remains as solid as possible.
In some cases, there are other concerns that are deeply personal, and I ensure you that my discretion is complete. You can tell me anything. With 30+ years practicing this type of family law, I am very difficult to surprise. I will work fiercely to keep you and your child together as much as possible.
Hire me. I can be reached at (702) 383-0090.
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Douglas Crawford Law:
501 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States
Las Vegas Relocation of Children Attorney
Can I move with my child without father's permission Nevada?
In Nevada, the custodial parent must first obtain written permission from the noncustodial parent before relocating out of state or traveling a distance that substantially disrupts visitation. A parent seeking to relocate must file a motion with the court to become the child’s principal custodial caretaker.
Can a mother move a child away from the father in Nevada?
If a custodial parent wants to relocate with a minor child from Nevada, the non-custodial parent must first be requested to consent or file a lawsuit if the non-custodial parent refuses to do so.
At what age can a child choose where to live in Nevada?
In Nevada, a child will not be asked to express a desire for custody arrangements until he or she is at least 12 years old.
Can a parent force a child to move somewhere?
A custodial parent has the power to relocate with a kid as long as it does not jeopardize the youngster’s rights or best interests. In California, a parent must give written notice of any intention to move away with the child for more than 30 days.
What is considered parental kidnapping in Nevada?
NRS 200.359 says that parental kidnapping occurs when a parent willfully confines, conceals, or transports a kid from another person who has “lawful custody” in Nevada. By court order or by force of law, a child may have “lawful custody.”
Is Nevada a mom State?
There is no Nevada law mandating that the court favor the mother over the father. Although this isn’t common in practice, mothers are more frequently given primary physical custody of minor children than fathers.
Who has legal custody of a child when the parents are not married in Nevada?
Regardless of whether the parents were divorced or never married, Nevada courts favor joint custody. If it is in the child’s best interests, judges will give primary physical custody to one parent over the other.
Who has custody of a child if there is no court order in Nevada?
A court’s decision on a youngster’s custody does not terminate the parents’ joint legal and physical custody of the kid. Until otherwise determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, joint legal custody continues. NRS 125C.002 Joint legal custody.
What are my rights as a father in Nevada?
When it comes to their children, men in Nevada have the same rights as women. Custody and visitation are among these rights after a Nevada marriage or domestic partnership ends. A father’s authority does not hinge on whether he is the biological father of a kid.
What is considered child abandonment in Nevada?
The term “abandonment” refers to any conduct on the part of one or both parents that demonstrates a firm intention on the part of one or both parents to give up all parental custody and renounce any claims to the child.